On a cold day last fall, Iowa State University scientist Michelle Soupir and her team of graduate students shoveled out the woodchip-and-mud entrails of nine concrete-lined water-quality cells at the Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Research Farm near Ames. They packed samples from the cells — mini-bioreactors — into plastic bags and labeled them to take back to the lab, where they would measure bacterial activity and the rate of woodchip decomposition.
The Iowa Nutrient Research Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a seminar series highlighting outcomes and impacts from a decade of research. The series starts Sept. 14, 2022, and continues through May 10, 2023. Two presenters each month will discuss INRC-supported projects.
Bioreactors, ditches and oxbows will be the focus of the March 8 presenters: